Skip to comments.Romney Says Attacking Religion 'Goes Too Far' After Huckabee Questions Mormonism
Posted on 12/12/2007 10:25:14 AM PST by Zakeet
BOSTON Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney answered rival Mike Huckabee's upcoming published comments about Mormonism, declaring Wednesday that "attacking someone's religion is really going too far."
In an article to be published Sunday in The New York Times, Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asks, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?"
Romney, vying to become the first Mormon elected president, declined to answer that question during an interview Wednesday, saying church leaders in Salt Lake City had already addressed the topic.
"But I think attacking someone's religion is really going too far. It's just not the American way, and I think people will reject that," Romney told NBC's "Today" show.
Asked if he believed Huckabee was speaking in a coded language to evangelicals, Romney praised his rival as a "good man trying to do the best he can," but he added, "I don't believe that the people of this country are going to choose a person based on their faith and what church they go to."
Huckabee has been surging in recent opinion polls, taking the GOP lead in Iowa and pressing closer to Rudy Giuliani in polling.
The former Massachusetts governor also was asked why he used the term "Mormon" only once last week in a highly publicized speech about religion in which he said he was proud of his faith.
"Actually, we prefer the name 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,"' he said. "'Mormon' used to be a nickname and I don't use it a lot, but now and then I do because people know what faith I'm referring to, and I talked about 'my faith' a number of times, and I don't imagine anybody is confused about what faith I have."
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Huckabee should be more covert. He’s not running against Romney. He’s running against the Democrats.
He should be publicly discussing Harry Reid’s Mormonism. < /sarc >
...and their answer was?????
My wife, being a former firmly-entrenched mormon, would tell you that, yes, they in fact believe and are currently taught that Jesus and Satan are brothers. ...Also that if they are good enough, they will become god over their own universe someday. ...Just fyi.
Mitt is correct. How about attacking his record? It IS a target rich envirobment after all.
“Huckabee should be more covert.... Hes running against the Democrats.”
Not until after the primaries are over.
You couldn't be more wrong. If he knocks Romney out early its clear sailing, with it down to him and Guliani, who he can probably beat. Its very clever politicking, actually.
I would never, EVER vote for a damn babtiss for POTUS. Especially a jackleg babtiss preacherman. Like a used car salesman. Worse.
Just answer the question.
Can you rule your universe anyway you want to? If so, I will be known as “NavVet the merciless”, crushing liberalisim within my universe with an iron fist. Also, Friday’s would be casual clothes day, “Or else.”
Such reasoning will get us the hildabeast or bomba as POTUS.
This is great news. The Suit and the crazy Arkansan are going to have a debate on theology. This will turn both of them off to the general public (as they both already are with fiscal conservatives). St. Rudy is already dropping to boot and after Fred’s dismal appearance in NH and IA the ‘frontrunners’ will all appear even worse than they already are.
LOL! ...That's funny. My universe would be different only from the aspect of I would be the only "guy" in it. All others would be tall, slender, athletic (hetero) women!
According to Fox News a “spokes-woman for the Mormon Church” denies that the church teaches that Jesus and Satan are brothers and said that is only raised by people who are trying to discredit the Mormon Church.
Well, let’s consider what is on the Mormon’s own website. You can make up your own mind.
Note: Some of my dearest (and I believe Christian) friends are Mormons. We have significant doctrinal differences. What they, and all Mormons have to answer is why their church would lie about what has been accpeted LDS doctrine since the days of Joseph Smith.
I would answer the question with a question: "I don't know , Mike, do Southern Baptists believe that Catholics are not Christians?"
The confusion comes from the weird LDS "spirit children" belief and their non-Christian understanding of Jesus.
Mitt is being self-righteous here while his supporters attack Christians for proselytizing.
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